So Saturday dawned bright and sunny for the second round of Junior Top Guns at Oakleigh. We thought Friday was the perfect day for a kart race; that was until we saw the weather today. A beautiful sunny 24 degrees as I pulled in the gate about an hour before qualifying got underway. The blistering times that were set in all classes yesterday might not be repeated since competitors had to use the same tyres, but conditions were ideal and the track was in absolute top notch nick after yesterday’s racing.
KA4 Junior Light
Jai Sparey off Pole with a 41.220 against his own 41.152 yesterday, so not a great difference in times at all, if this class was any indication. Behind him was Nicholas Schembri, Bradley James again up there, then Kai Upiter, Finn Cassidy and Nicholas Trebilcock. Sparey didn’t quite get the start he wanted as Schembri got through, but only for a lap as Sparey regained the ascendancy, Upiter in 3rd
, then Webster and Trebilcock ...
So here we are again in January at Oakleigh, meaning it’s time for Junior Top Guns. The track looked an absolute picture – the work the committee and members have put in over summer has transformed the place. Fresh bunting ringed the track, run offs freshly topped up, tyres renewed and painted, the grass was trimmed and all was in readiness for the heart starter of the karting year.
I won’t go on about the champions Oakleigh has produced (lots of them), the lively weather we usually get on Top Guns weekend (either flood or heatwave, but today perfect), or the great battles we have seen fought here over the years between young karters. Some of them have gone on to stellar careers in Motorsport and some have stayed in karts – but we hope that everyone who rolled up this weekend from near or far has fun, and we see some close racing.
KA4 Junior Light
Qualifying saw Jai Sparey ahead of Bradley James then Nicholas Schembri ...
Pre Entries for the 2016 Junior Tops Guns may have closed on CM:S, but it’s not too late to enter.
Entries will be taken on the day at entry confirmation or you can email our Race Secretary & let him know you wish to enter.
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The track will be closed from 1 pm this Tuesday January 12 2016. It will re-open Wednesday morning as normal.
The track will be closed from 1 pm this Thursday, 7th January 2016 for tyre and line painting. The track will re-open Friday January 8 2016 as normal.